F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

Scholar

F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

Hello,

A question regarding F-Secures databases.

 

Is it possible to move the location of the virus definition database to another disc?

 

We are using Citrix Provisionig Services (PVS) to provision our Citrix-Servers with F-Secure Server Security installed.

Would it be possible to move the database to a persistent drive whereas our system drive is non-persistent.

This question has been mentioned before in thread:

http://community.f-secure.com/t5/End-point/Location-of-virus-definitions/td-p/7173

However, that was when the version was 9.x

We are running Server Security 11.01

 

 

Thx,

 

Henrik

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Superuser

Re: F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

Hello,

 

If you are talking about some kind of a virtualization, please note, there is a system called "F-Secure Security for Virtualization and Cloud Environments" or FSAV SVCE for short.

 

In this system, the F-Secure protection software running on endpoints receives an extra module called Offload Scanning Agent (OSA), which hollows out the "heavy" parts of the locally running protection and sends such traffic over the virtual gigabit LAN.

 

The off-loaded traffic is received by a Linux-based virtual appliance, called the F-Secure Scanning and Reputation Server (SRS), which runs a modified antivirus gateway-scanner software. It does the scanning and sends back info over the emulated LAN, if all is OK or what needs to be done with a malware file / infection on the endpoint?

 

This way, there are no large locally stored virus recognition definition databases on the endpoint workstations and servers in the virtualized environments.

 

The benefits of this "ligh agent" style method are: one does not need to buy ESX vShield licences and the modern, non-burdening portions of defence still remain locally on the endpoints, only the legacy tech, the fingerprint based scanning gets off-loaded. This is much better for resources use, compared to running one full-featured copy of FSAV CS or ESS  protection, including the 200MB sized Aquarius scanner, on every single virtualized computer.

 

Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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Superuser

Re: F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

Hello,

 

If you are talking about some kind of a virtualization, please note, there is a system called "F-Secure Security for Virtualization and Cloud Environments" or FSAV SVCE for short.

 

In this system, the F-Secure protection software running on endpoints receives an extra module called Offload Scanning Agent (OSA), which hollows out the "heavy" parts of the locally running protection and sends such traffic over the virtual gigabit LAN.

 

The off-loaded traffic is received by a Linux-based virtual appliance, called the F-Secure Scanning and Reputation Server (SRS), which runs a modified antivirus gateway-scanner software. It does the scanning and sends back info over the emulated LAN, if all is OK or what needs to be done with a malware file / infection on the endpoint?

 

This way, there are no large locally stored virus recognition definition databases on the endpoint workstations and servers in the virtualized environments.

 

The benefits of this "ligh agent" style method are: one does not need to buy ESX vShield licences and the modern, non-burdening portions of defence still remain locally on the endpoints, only the legacy tech, the fingerprint based scanning gets off-loaded. This is much better for resources use, compared to running one full-featured copy of FSAV CS or ESS  protection, including the 200MB sized Aquarius scanner, on every single virtualized computer.

 

Best Regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

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F-Secure

Re: F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

Hi Henrik,

 

As mentioned on the link you posted, some updates will also provide new binaries hence it is not possible to separate them. You could install the whole program on another drive which is persistent if that is the case.

 

Regards,

Scholar

Re: F-Secure Server Security and Citrix PVS

After buying Vsphere 5.1, Vshield is free for users.